Allyson Schwartz

At Democratic Convention, Medicare Wins Prime-Time Prominence on Opening Night

Posted on 09/5/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsFrom mayors to members of Congress, and from governors to Cabinet secretaries, opening-night speakers at the Democratic National Convention pushed one of the biggest emerging issues of the 2012 presidential campaign — Medicare — into prime-time prominence. Social Security scarcely drew a mention. Andrew Tobias, the columnist and author (and treasurer of the Democratic National Committee), called Democrats “the party of Social Security.” Medicare, on the other hand, was a recurring theme. Some of the comments: “President Obama extended the program’s life …